Basketball season at Thomson High School is well under way, and the boys and girls teams are off to a great start.
Butler guard Ricky McGhee, left, drives to the basket past Thomson forward Brian Massey during the second half of the men's final of the Holiday Round Ball Classic Monday night.
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In games through Monday, the guys are 6-1. The Bulldogs' only loss was to Butler, 71-59, Monday night in the championship of the Holiday Roundball Classic played at Richmond Academy.
In the Roundball Classic on Friday night, Laney was the victim in overtime by a score of 71-68. Hephzibah fell to the Bulldogs 77-68 on Saturday.
"Dantavious Lowe and Terry Hill are playing well for us right now," said Coach Michael Thomas. "Terry Hill has just a good overall game, offense, defense. He's rebounding... He's probably playing the best as far as a complete game right now."
Coach James Newsome's Lady Bulldogs have opened the season with a 4-3 record.
Senior Terease Thornton is playing very well for the Lady Bulldogs, according to Coach Newsome. She leads the team in scoring with 20.1 points per game. She is also the leading rebounder with 13.9 per contest and has blocked ten shots per game.
Jennifer Bell is second in scoring and the only other Lady Bulldog in double figures at 10.6 points per game.
"I have made some defensive adjustments, and we look okay for now," said Coach Newsome.
Both squads enjoyed their home opener Tuesday night against Swainsboro. The Tiger boys came in with a record of 4-2 and the girls were 1-5.
The girls will participate in another tournament after Christmas, traveling to Forsyth, Georgia to play Mary Persons High School on Dec. 26 and a yet to be determined opponent on Dec. 27.
Warren County will invade the Doghouse on Dec. 29. The THS squads will travel to Milledgeville for a Region 3-AAAA encounter with Baldwin on Jan. 2 to round out the holiday schedule.
The schedule will follow a regular Tuesday-Friday-Saturday format through Jan. 24 beginning with a visit from Lakeside on Jan. 6.
Staff Writer Kristopher Wells contributed to this story.